The starting point for each of the 95 Levels of Children's Music Journey. In the Lesson Room, students will be introduced to a wide range of important music concepts and will have theopportunity to listen to piano playing by some of the greatest composers and performers of all time. Activities include presenting new music theory, reviewing previously learned material, learning to play new songs, composing new songs and practicing rhythm patterns.
Miss Melody, the Practice Room Teacher, provides a thorough review of material introduced in the lesson room. Miss Melody will review concepts from the previous lesson and will practice each song learned in the lesson twice with the student. The first attempt allows the student to work their way through the piece note by note until they reach the end, providing corrections and feedback as necessary. Following this, the student will be asked to play the song again with as few mistakes as possible. Students will be asked to repeat sections of the song if they make too many errors in their performance.
Each Volume of Children's Music Journey includes 10 Games designed to reinforce the concepts learned in the Lesson Room.
Allows students to create their own music to a variety of background music tracks. Students can record and save their work to play back at a later time (see library).It is important for each student to spend unstructured or "free" time in this area, trying to make music that goes along with the background track. Over time this will develop into an ability to improvise with different styles of music, a valuable ability for any musician.
The Library provides useful resources for review and further learning. There are four main functional areas inside the library, each explained on the following page. The purpose of the library is to give each student an opportunity to develop a feeling of familiarity with specific music, and music concepts.